Medical & Healthcare Services Workshop

October 29, 2021 8:00am - 4:20pm

(Check-In 7:30am)

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Renaissance Hotel

7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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8.00 Credits

Member Price $349.00

Non-Member Price $449.00


The healthcare industry has been pushed to its limits over the last 18 months. Processes and priorities have had to be reevaluated and many entities have gone into real survival mode. What have we learned? Is there a “normal” (new or otherwise) in sight? What will be the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare and the economy as a whole? 

We’ll examine the current condition on the healthcare industry and give you some insight into what the future my look like. Plus, we’ll get you up-to-speed on new standards, tech trends, managing organizational transformations, and more.


7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:50 am
Hot Topics in Healthcare
Michael Bertaut, MBA, CHC, PAHM • Chief Economist – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana • Baton Rouge, LA
Mike is one of our highest-rated speakers of all time! He will discuss the biggest issues impacting healthcare, how the insurance industry is adapting, and what he sees in the near future.

8:50 – 9:40 am
Legislative Update and the Impact on Healthcare
US Rep. Garret Graves • LA District 6 • Baton Rouge, LA
Rep. Graves will cover the major legislative initiatives moving through Washington this year and how they will impact Louisiana and the healthcare industry.

9:40 – 10:00 am Break

10:00 – 10:50 am 
Patients and Passwords: Treating Them Both With Care 
Paul Perry, FHFMA, CISM, CITP, CPA, CDPSE • Warren Averett • Birmingham, AL
This session will review current threats and trends being utilized by threat actors in the cybersecurity space. We will review some current events and dissect what happen and what could have been done to protect the organization. We will also review what controls your healthcare organization needs to put into place to protect your IT environment and increase your security posture.  

10:50 – 11:40 am
Bending the Diabetes Cost Curve
Rebecca Preston, MD, JD • Healthcare Highways • Austin, TX

11:40 am – 12:40 pm Lunch

12:40 – 1:30 pm
Healthcare Accounting & Auditing Update
Brook Harvey, CPA, CHFP • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA
Jennifer Mistretta, CPA, CGMA • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Metairie, LA
Join us for a discussion on implementation of recent and upcoming FASB and GASB guidance. This session will also highlight accounting and auditing implications of federal programs, including those related to the CARES Act and other funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1:30 – 2:20 pm 
Six Critical Questions to Get Your Team On the Same Page…Again
Helene Wall, SHRM-SCP • Wall Consulting Services, LLC • Baton Rouge, LA
Frank Hopkins, PCC • Frank Hopkins Coaching, LLC • Baton Rouge, LA
What are the questions the whole organization needs to answer – in the same voice – for an organization to operate effectively in these rapidly changing times? To gain an edge over the competition, the answers have to be more than just right, they have to embody the rally cry of the entire team.

2:20 – 2:40 pm Break

2:40 – 3:30 pm
Final Rule IPPS
Kevin Bridwell • Louisiana Hospital Association • Baton Rouge, LA

3:30 – 4:20 
How to Grow and Exit Your Practice
Nene Glenn Gianfala, CPA/ABV, CEIV, ASA-BV/IA • Chaffe & Associates • New Orleans, LA
Vanessa Claiborne, CPA, ABV, ASA, AEP • Chaffe & Associates • New Orleans, LA
This session will focus on best practices for increasing the value of a business, including key metrics from various sectors of the healthcare industry. It will end with strategic growth opportunities through capital investment and alternatives for exiting your practice including outright sale to a third party and sale to partners.

Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Rate: $139/night
Cut-off Date: October 14
RESERVE ONLINE or call 225.215.7000 and mention LCPA's Medical & Healthcare Workshop to get this rate.



Vanessa Claiborne

Ms. Claiborne is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chaffe & Associates, Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has received her designation as an Accredit Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers. She holds Securities Licenses 79, 24, 27, and 63. Ms. Claiborne is Accredited in Estate Planning by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor by the Exit Planning Institute. Ms. Claiborne specializes in business valuation services primarily for estate and gift taxes, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), GAAP fair value reporting, financial reporting, corporate planning, business interruption claims, litigation support including expert testimony, exit planning, and shareholder transactions and restructuring. 

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Nene Gianfala

Ms. Gianfala is a Vice President of the Valuation Advisory group with 14 years of experience in accounting, corporate finance, and business valuations. She joined Chaffe & Associates, Inc. as a Financial Analyst Intern in June 2007, and upon completion of the internship, joined the company.

Ms. Gianfala performs intellectual property and intangible asset valuations for purchase price allocations, impairment testing, internal intangible asset management, portfolio valuation, and litigation support.

Ms. Gianfala provides business valuation services to public and private companies for estate, gift and income tax planning, financial reporting, corporate planning, employee stock ownership plans, and litigation.

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Paul Perry

Paul Perry has been with the Firm since 2004 and is a Member and the practice leader of the Security, Risk and Controls Group. Paul and his team focus on cybersecurity, information technology related projects, risk assessments, internal controls, internal audit and control-related projects, including System and Organization Control engagements.

Paul is also the leader of the Firm’s Data Analysis Group, a team of individuals within the Firm who provide data analysis solutions to both internal and external clients. For more than 11 years, he specialized in auditing and assurance services. Paul has extensive experience serving clients in the nonprofit, governmental, financial, insurance and healthcare facilities/hospital industries during this time. Paul has earned the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification. This credential is awarded to CPAs who possess both information technology and business expertise.

Paul is a thought leader, published columnist and regular speaker on topics such as cybersecurity, data analysis, internal controls and information technology. During the year, Paul performs 20+ external presentations on a wide variety of technology and control related topics to groups including corporate clients, ASCPA, HFMA, IIA and ISACA.

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Helene Wall

Helene (Helaine) is CEO and founder of Wall Consulting Services, LLC, a Baton Rouge-based firm specializing in organizational alignment. Helene and her team help create unity between leadership’s vision and the people, ?processes and technology needed to achieve success.?

With more than 20 years’ dedicated to human resources and organizational disciplines, Helene’s experience ranges from the early days of hands-on HR to regional and director level positions to managing the HR consulting division for ?a Top 100 CPA firm. With a focus on developing success strategies geared towards teamwork, collaboration and people development, Helene provides the consulting advice and guidance needed to bring it all together

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Non-Member Price $449.00

Member Price $349.00